When is more power a bad thing? If the 2022 Ford Maverick doesn’t provide enough juice, then you can easily upgrade it. Giving the Ford Maverick more horsepower is simple, and you can control its power with an app on your phone.
How to give the 2022 Ford Maverick more power
The 2022 Ford Maverick has two engine options. The standard hybrid powertrain consists of the 2.5-liter inline-four engine and an electric motor that generates 191 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque.
If that’s not enough power for you, then you can upgrade to the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for 250 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque.
However, if you still need more ponies, you can purchase a Racechip piggyback controller. Racechip, a company out of Stuttgart, Germany, releases a trio of Maverick piggyback controllers that can increase the HP by 29 without having to change the truck at all.
How do the Maverick piggyback controllers work?
The Racechip piggyback controllers are only available with the gas-powered 2022 Ford Maverick models. They aren’t compatible with the Maverick Hybrid.
A piggyback controller is an electronic device that boosts your engine’s performance while allowing you to track its overall performance.
The wiring kits are simple to plug in and come with instructions. You can switch back to stock mode at any time. They add power and enhance the fuel economy without the need to turn a wrench.
There are three versions of the chip, the S, RS, and GTS. The S is the base version and isn’t Bluetooth-enabled. You will need to manually select your engine performance preference before removing it.
The S costs $280 and improves the horsepower by 20. It also provides a 15 percent better fuel efficiency.
Next up is the RS chip for $400. It provides 20 extra hp and improves the fuel economy by 20 percent. It includes six tunning mappings, while the S only has five. The RS chip is Bluetooth enabled, so you can switch modes from the driver’s seat. But the app comes with a $50 upcharge.
The GTS chip is currently on sale for $400. It’s down from $500. It provides an extra 29 hp and a 20 percent increased fuel economy. The GTS chip includes seven different tunning mappings and can connect to the app for $50. It can also be reprogrammed one time upon switching vehicles.
Is the Maverick getting a racing trim?
There is a chance that the 2022 Ford Maverick could gain a racing trim in the future. After-market companies are already working on tons of mods and equipment to allow the Maverick to be easily customized.
The Racechip piggyback controller would make a great addition to the Tucci Ford Maverick concept. It was introduced at SEMA with a lowered suspension, coil-over shocks, Borla cat-back exhaust with dual carbon fiber tips, and custom wheels.
With these upgrades, the Maverick should have improved handling and a sportier ride, but it hasn’t been put to the test yet. With a Racechip piggyback controller, this street rod would be even faster.